"Coro's ICLP gave me the tools to advance my work in neighborhood-specific cultural production and become a better leader. The program connected me to a diverse network of professionals from all walks of life and various sectors that are defining the future of our city. It also gave me the time to reflect on my skills, leadership style, and life and work balance. I feel very honored and lucky to be part of the Coro family!"
Gonzalo Casals, ICLP 2011
Vice President of Programs & Community Engagement
Friends of the High Line
"Coro provides a safe space for change agents in NYC. Through the Coro alumni network, I have met extraordinary people who will go above and beyond to advance the immigrant community of NYC."
Valerie León, ICLP 2013
NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
"Coro has given me tools and a language to help me achieve what I enjoy most about interacting with people-discovering their potential and providing an environment where they can thrive. I'm also proud of and inspired by my amazing colleagues who show strength through vulnerability and wisdom through honesty."
Hellen Kim, ICLP 2013
Executive Director, Korean American Youth Foundation
The Immigrant Civic Leadership Program is supported by the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. Funding has been provided by The American Express Foundation, Con Edison, The Korean American Community Foundation, The Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, and The New York City Council.
Coro's Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP) enhances the capacity of people working to lead change in immigrant communities across the five boroughs. Using NYC as a classroom, ICLP participants gain a deeper understanding of policy and decision making in the city, the skills to effectively lead change in their organizations and communities, and a network of engaged and influential alumni to support them in reaching their goals. Participants develop a Community Change Project that seeks to strengthen their immigrant community so that the impact from their participation goes beyond the training room.
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Immigrant Civic Leadership Program meets July through January with a Follow-Up Session in April and requires a significant time commitment of attendance including:
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ICLP offers something you can't find in any other program. It delivers a unique, civic style of leadership – one that's built on understanding complexity, listening to multiple perspectives and leading change. Simply stated, participants hone the skills needed to get things done in a complex environment. This is valuable for community-based organizations and non-profits who increasingly have to navigate the intersection of community and government.
THE NETWORK: ICLP connects participants to an accomplished community of Coro ICLP alumni, City leaders and the broader Coro community from all industries and sectors, who are dedicated to supporting one another and to improving the City in which we live and work.
THE KNOWLEDGE: ICLP uses Coro's model of inquiry-based instruction to explore strategies for leveraging resources and developing partnerships. Participants can immediately apply the knowledge gained to their work and support their Community Change Project.
THE SKILLS: ICLP uses the New York City as a classroom to explore and build effective leadership skills to adapt and thrive in challenging environments.
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Due to the generous support of our funders, there is no program tuition for the 13 days of leadership development training, individual and small group coaching, lodging and meals at the opening retreat, and access to Coro alumni and cross-program events. There is a $100 materials fee due upon acceptance.
The application deadline is Monday June 8th, 2015
Questions about the program can be directed to Bino Realuyo, Program Director for Immigrant Civic Leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 248 2935 ext. 320